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RAWChimney
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Posted - 12/29/2017 :  04:22:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit RAWChimney's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Does anybody know of a solution to trigger events based upon outdoor temperature?

An online weather source could be used as the data for local temperature (such as https://www.wunderground.com/) as the temperatures do not need to be precise.

I would like to switch a receptacle (on or off) based upon temperature thresholds.

Thank you for ideas or insight.

Robin Wells
http://rawchimney.com

Geo
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Posted - 12/29/2017 :  11:23:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
First of, what temperature are you talking about? If it's above 10*C (50*F) there are many simple commercial thermostats available - you want the type for baseboard heaters. They could also be tweaked for lower temperature using the setting screw inside them. If you want an inverted function (disconnect below a set temperature) you'll probably need some DIY. Sometimes the internal microswitch has both NO and NC contacts, or you can replace the existing one with a SPDT one. After that the skies are the limits for complexity and overkill.

GJN
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